For the Native peoples of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, the cold months of winter are round dance times. People gather from near and far to attend these traditional social dances that last through the night. Filled with humor and good feelings, the songs that accompany the dance feature soaring vocals, and the steady rhythmic pulse of the hand drum. On this "live" recording the Northern Cree Singers of Alberta, one of the most respected pow-wow groups in the U.S. and Canada, host one of the largest round dances in North America. Listen as the songs of Canada’s finest round dance singers warm the heart during those long winter nights.
Grammy® Award Nomination.
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1. Northern Cree – Mac No More (4:30)
2. Whitefish Jr’s. – Life Must Go On (4:26)
3. Big River Cree – You’re Just an Old Song (4:54)